21 Savage is a London-born rapper who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. Besides selling hit records and making platinum albums, 21 Savage is known for helping out people in some way or another. He has hosted back-to-school drives for four years through which he provides children with free shoes, backpacks, haircuts, school uniforms, and school supplies.
“A lot of kids don’t know what to do when they get older,” 21 Savage said. “Financial literacy is an important tool they need to get through life successfully.
21 Savage is expanding his non-profit organization, Leading By Example, in a partnership with Chime to teach kids about financial education and how to manage and make money.
In response to the COVID situation, the grammy award winner announced that he is expanding his Juma Bank Account Financial Literacy program that offers financial resources to underserved children worldwide.
To help kids all around the world with financial literacy, 21 Savage and Chime are offering free online financial literacy resources through EverFi. The resources provide basic concepts of money management for elementary school students, lessons on planning financial futures for middle school students, and budgeting and entrepreneurship lessons for high school students.
The campaign will also be in a partnership with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to provide WiFi and tablets to underserved children.
The rapper launched the Bank Account program back in 2018 taking reference from his 2017 song of the same name. Moreover, Leading By Example is 21 Savage’s non-profit organization that takes care of the rapper’s philanthropic endeavors.
Chime is an American online banking platform that helps users avoid extra fees, save money, and achieve financial stability. With partners including Bancorp Bank and Stride Bank, Members FDIC, Chime offers its users a Spending Account with an option of Savings Account, a Chime Visa debit card, and a mobile app to help users manage their finances on the go.
“I feel like it’s important more than ever to give our next generation the tools to succeed in life,” the rapper said in a statement.
21 Savage has previously launched a few initiatives to help others, especially the people from his hometown Atlanta. He has hosted back-to-school drives, a Halloween party for kids at a local mall, and has endorsed immigrant justice after his arrest last year regarding his expired visa.